Faculty & Staff

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Nancy Ashley

Academic Graduate Program Coordinator

Work Phone: (517) 432-1526 Work Fax: (517) 355-7710

I have been on campus for 31 years, which, 28 of those years I have been affiliated with graduate studies. I am available anytime to answer/help graduate students with their questions or concerns.

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I have been on campus for 31 years, which, 28 of those years I have been affiliated with graduate studies. I am available anytime to answer/help graduate students with their questions or concerns.

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Nicole Bond

Secretary

I joined MSU in 2015 working for the Office of the Registrar. In April of 2016, I joined the School of Journalism. I provide support to the Journalism department; including all faculty and staff.

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I joined MSU in 2015 working for the Office of the Registrar. In April of 2016, I joined the School of Journalism. I provide support to the Journalism department; including all faculty and staff.

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Howard Bossen Ph.D.

Professor

Work Phone: (517) 353-4613 Work Fax: (517) 355-7710

Howard Bossen is Professor of Photography and Visual Communication in the School of Journalism and Adjunct Curator of Photography at the MSU Museum — the science and culture museum at Michigan State University.

He is the author of many articles and books, including Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer and Henry Holmes Smith: Man of Light. He was, along with…Read More

Howard Bossen is Professor of Photography and Visual Communication in the School of Journalism and Adjunct Curator of Photography at the MSU Museum — the science and culture museum at Michigan State University.

He is the author of many articles and books, including Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer and Henry Holmes Smith: Man of Light. He was, along with John P. Beck, co-editor of Detroit Resurgent, which features photographs by Gilles Perrin and interviews by Nicole Ewenczyk. He co-edited with Eric Freedman One Community, One Week, Many Faiths: The Diversity of Worship and Belief, a book of essays and photographs by students that grew out of special topics courses in 2013.

His most recent curatorial project, Seeing China: Photographic Views and Viewpoints, co-curated with Shirley Wajda, was at the MSU Museum from January through August 2015. Other curatorial projects for the MSU Museum include Eighteen, an exhibition by Israeli photographer Natan Dvir; An Extraordinary Document of Our World with photographs by Perrin; Detroit Resurgent with photographs by Perrin and interviews by Ewenczyk; On Death and Horses and Other People, an exploration of Czech Carnival by photographer Marketa Luskacova; and The Radiation Mask Series, a photographic installation piece by Swedish photographer Magnus Westerborn. He was the curator for Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMA), Pittsburgh, Pa., and the Kresge Art Museum.

He is currently working on Molten Light: Photography, Steel and the Modern World, a book and an exhibition being developed for the beginning of 2018 with The Westmoreland Museum of American Art in Greensburg, Pa., and the Musée de la Photographie de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles Charleroi, Belgium.

He was a Fulbright scholar in Mexico and a distinguished visiting professor in the Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University. He has been an invited juror and portfolio reviewer to FotoFest, Photolucida and Critical Mass.

He founded the MSU Photo Communication in Europe study abroad program in 1983 and has co-lead it with Darcy Greene since then. He has a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University and has been on the faculty at MSU since 1979.

Courses

JRN 310 Photojournalism I

JRN 410 Photojournalism II

JRN 425 History of Journalism

JRN 445 Images and Messages

JRN 492 Special topics—Witness: Photography, Film and Social Justice

JRN 483 and 883 Photo Communication in Europe (Study Abroad course)

JRN 810 Visual Journalism

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Serena Carpenter Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Work Phone: (517) 432-9245 Work Fax: (517) 355-7710

Serena Carpenter joined Michigan State University’s School of Journalism in 2012. She worked at Arizona State University from 2007-2012 specializing in the research and teaching of digital media and theory after finishing her Ph.D. degree in Media & Information Studies at Michigan State University. Her research has been published in research journals such as Journalism…Read More

Serena Carpenter joined Michigan State University’s School of Journalism in 2012. She worked at Arizona State University from 2007-2012 specializing in the research and teaching of digital media and theory after finishing her Ph.D. degree in Media & Information Studies at Michigan State University. Her research has been published in research journals such as Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism, Mass Communication and Society, New Media & Society, Journalism Practice, Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, Health Communication, and Telecommunications Policy.
Carpenter taught courses in the areas of online/multimedia journalism, social media, engagement and mass communication theory in the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Carpenter has also taught broadcast, documentary and online journalism courses at Michigan State University and Bloomsburg University. Her professional background includes working as a television reporter. Credentials Ph.D., Media & Information Studies, Michigan State University (2007) M.A., Journalism, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2003) B.A., Communication, South Dakota State University (1993) For more information: http://serenacarpenter.com

Courses Taught at MSU
Teaching Interests

Undergraduate
Online Spartan Newsroom, JRN 400
Images and Messages, JRN 445
Broadcast News II, JRN 403
Public Relations Topics in Journalism, JRN 402
Advanced Multimedia Storytelling, JRN 492

Masters
Multimedia Reporting I and II, JRN800 and JRN801
Introduction to Quantitative Research, COM 803
Social Media News & Information, JRN821

PhD
Media Theory, JRN821
Scale Development and Reporting, CAS892

Key Research Interest
Presently, I am working on research that addresses measurement and scale development, content analysis, expertise in journalism, and the roles of social media communicators and journalists.

Project Title & Source
The Office of Sustainability. (2014). The sustainability practices of U.S. universities.

The Arthur W. Page Center (2013). Roles of professional social media communicators: An examination of perceptions, conflict and identity.

National Academic Advising Association (2012). “Cultivation and expectancy value influences on college major choice: A study of communication undergraduates.”

Favorite Quotation
“Some people follow the path laid out by others, and if they do, they will not have passion.” – Wayne Dyer

Describe in one sentence what you hope your students learn from you, your scholarly work or teaching
To be inspired to challenge our understanding of the world.

Describe yourself in five words or less.
passionate, focused, open, adventurous, honest

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Sue Carter

Professor

Work Phone: (517) 432-7461 Work Fax: (517) 355-7710

Sue Carter is a professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. She joined the faculty in 1991 after a 17-year career as a news broadcaster and talk show host at radio and television stations in Michigan, Connecticut, and Ontario, Canada. Before coming to MSU, she taught journalism at Wayne State University in…Read More

Sue Carter is a professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. She joined the faculty in 1991 after a 17-year career as a news broadcaster and talk show host at radio and television stations in Michigan, Connecticut, and Ontario, Canada. Before coming to MSU, she taught journalism at Wayne State University in Detroit.

Carter served as Secretary of the Board of Trustees and Executive Assistant to Michigan State Presidents Peter McPherson and Lou Anna Simon as well as Press Secretary to Michigan Governor James Blanchard.

Her BA in Humanities is from Michigan State University, and she earned a JD and MA (History) from Wayne State University. Ordained as a priest in the Episcopal Church, she is a graduate of the General Theological Seminary (MDiv) with a DMin from Seabury- Western Theological Seminary.

Her awards include three Emmys and the UPI Sports Broadcaster of the Year for reporting on the Detroit Free Press International Marathon while running it. Carter is a member of the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame.

In 2001, she organized and led the first all-women ski expedition to the reach the North Pole as a team.

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Mike Castellucci

Broadcast Journalism Professor of Practice

Work Phone: 517-432-0149

Michael Castellucci says he’s been known to "phone it in." His innovative work with his iPhone has netted him worldwide attention and acknowledgement as a pioneer in mobile journalism.

While working in broadcast TV in Dallas, Castellucci shot an entire half hour special on his iPhone. "Phoning It In"-which he also produced, wrote and edited-captured…Read More

Michael Castellucci says he’s been known to "phone it in." His innovative work with his iPhone has netted him worldwide attention and acknowledgement as a pioneer in mobile journalism.

While working in broadcast TV in Dallas, Castellucci shot an entire half hour special on his iPhone. "Phoning It In"-which he also produced, wrote and edited-captured popular acclaim and high-profile industry recognition, including Emmy and Edward R. Murrow Awards. Castellucci followed-up with a sequel and thereby set the stage for additional awards and speaking invitations regarding the ground breaking show.

Castellucci has also applied his passion for storytelling to produce, write and edit a half-hour program using a $120 pocket flip camera. His "Open Mike" concept for broadcast news reporting in San Diego went on to win several coveted awards.

Castellucci graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in journalism. He has worked in Dallas at WFAA-TV, in San Diego at KUSI-TV, and in Los Angeles at KCBS-TV.

He currently resides in Okemos with his wife Jolie and their two beagles, Charlie and Bennie, both recues from the streets of Dallas.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Castellucci’s teaching will build on the cutting edge, ground breaking work he has contributed in industry. He will teach both undergraduate and graduate students in the School of Journalism.

KEY RESEARCH INTEREST
Castellucci’s areas of interest include innovative iPhone broadcast reporting and writing, interviewing and hosting. He believes storytelling is the single most important component in keeping the journalism profession relevant.

RECENT WORK
Castellucci’s unique storytelling methods using mobile phones have changed the landscape for broadcast outlets from California to Texas. His live reporting helped take a Dallas TV morning show to a number one slot in a competitive market.

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
"PromaxBDA: iPhones Take Edge Off Interviewing"

RECENT GRANTS

RECENT PUBLIC TALKS
* PromaxBDA conference, New York City
* International MOJOCon conference, in Dublin Ireland

RECENT AWARDS
* 20-time Emmy Award Winner, including awards for "Open Mike" and "Phoning It In"
* 2-time Edward R. Murrow recipient for "Phoning It In" programs
* Associated Press award
* TEGNA Innovative Storyteller award

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Manuel Chavez Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Work Phone: (517) 432-1411

Dr. Chavez works on issues of international relations, security, democracy, and the press. He studies models of access to information, accountability and transparency, especially related to the news media in Latin America.

For the last four years, his research focuses on community-participatory models in editorial decision-making in newspapers and its impacts on news and the…Read More

Dr. Chavez works on issues of international relations, security, democracy, and the press. He studies models of access to information, accountability and transparency, especially related to the news media in Latin America.

For the last four years, his research focuses on community-participatory models in editorial decision-making in newspapers and its impacts on news and the community. His recent work on the editorial councils of Grupo Reforma newspapers illustrates a shifting model of journalism that empowers civil society and enhances media accountability.

He coordinates the annual Workshop for Editors and Journalists on Latin America in Miami, Florida in collaboration with Florida International University and University of Florida. He has published several articles and books, received multiple grants and awards from the Tinker Foundation, US Department of Education, US Department of State, and NEH. He has been a reviewer for the National Science Foundation, International Education USDE competitions, and a judge for peer-reviewed journals.

He is a regular commentator for national and international news organizations, including: NPR, ABCradio, Michigan Public Radio, Financial Times, BBC, UNIVISION, Radio Mil, and Reforma. He is currently the President of the Association for Borderlands Studies.
He teaches courses on the press, society and government in Latin America, and on the sociology of journalism. He also teaches qualitative research methods in the J-School graduate program.

Dr. Chavez is also the MSU Associate Director of the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. The Center affiliates 140 faculty members, administers undergraduate and graduate specializations, offers academic resources, and links collaborative outreach and research projects.

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Lucinda D. Davenport Ph.D.

Director and Professor

Work Phone: (517) 353-6430 Work Fax: (517) 355-7710

Dr. Lucinda D. Davenport is Director and Professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. She is published in books and refereed research journals, including the International Journal of Strategic Communications, Asian Journal of Communication, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, Web Journal of Mass Communication Research, The Journal of Media…Read More

Dr. Lucinda D. Davenport is Director and Professor in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. She is published in books and refereed research journals, including the International Journal of Strategic Communications, Asian Journal of Communication, Journalism and Mass Communication Quarterly, Newspaper Research Journal, Web Journal of Mass Communication Research, The Journal of Media Economics, Journalism Educator, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Journal of Mass Media Ethics, and Visual Communication Quarterly. She developed one of the first interactive software programs for journalism education and has co-authored three international textbooks in reporting and mass communication that are at the top of their market: Reporting for the Media, (10th ed.), Media Now, (8th ed.), and The Media in Your Life. Dr. Davenport has worked as a reporter in newspapers, a news director and announcer in radio and television, a public relations practitioner in national retailing and a forum administrator in early online media. She has also held professional fellowships, such as being an online editor while in the academy. She has a B.A. in journalism from Baylor University, an M.A. in mass communication from the University of Iowa and a Ph.D. in mass communication from Ohio University. Her master’s thesis and doctoral dissertation were firsts in the world on computerized information services and online news.

Roles & Responsibilities
Dr. Lucinda D. Davenport is the Director in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University. She recently was Associate Dean of Graduate Education for the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. She has been the Director of the CAS Media and Information Studies Ph.D. program and also the School of Journalism Graduate Program.

Awards, Honors and Recognitions
Dr. Davenport has both received teaching and research awards and service recognition. She has five Top Faculty Research Paper awards from national conferences. She has received the Faculty Impact Award from the College of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS) and the MSU Undergraduate Teaching Award from the MSU Mid Michigan Alumni Organization.

Key Research Interest
Research interests include communication technologies and social media, history, ethics, public relations and cross-cultures.

Special Projects
Dr. Davenport received a $400,000 grant from the Robert McCormick Foundation to preserve Chicago Tribune newspapers from the 1880s to the 1940s that are now located at MSU Libraries. An important part of the grant was to also digitize the beautiful and colored images of this newspapers and develop a database with search capabilities to the images, also in thanks to MSU Libraries: http://www.lib.msu.edu/branches/dmc/tribune

Project Title & Source
A documentary on the history and culture of tailgating, with Drs. Geri Alumni Zeldes and Sue Carter, from the Michigan Humanities Council.

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Lori Anne Dickerson

Specialist

Work Phone: (517) 353-5110 Work Fax: (517) 355-7710

L.A. Dickerson is a former 12-year Detroit Free Press staff writer who specialized in police reporting and breaking news. She also worked as a sports reporter at the Free Press and the Grand Rapids Press. In 1996, she joined the faculty of the MSU School of Journalism to work closely with the Victims and the…Read More

L.A. Dickerson is a former 12-year Detroit Free Press staff writer who specialized in police reporting and breaking news. She also worked as a sports reporter at the Free Press and the Grand Rapids Press. In 1996, she joined the faculty of the MSU School of Journalism to work closely with the Victims and the Media Program. Dickerson uses examples from her own career to show students it is possible to report on victims with sensitivity and compassion. Dickerson specialized in victim coverage and through MSU, has interviewed crime victims from around the country

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Rick Epps

Professor of Practice

Work Phone: (517) 353-5964

Richard Epps, a 1993 graduate of Michigan State’s journalism school, joins the Michigan State faculty as its Web and Publication Design Professor. Epps returns home to Michigan State after a 20-year career at The Detroit News. Epps served as The News’ Presentation Editor for 10 years, where he supervised the page designers and graphic artists…Read More

Richard Epps, a 1993 graduate of Michigan State’s journalism school, joins the Michigan State faculty as its Web and Publication Design Professor. Epps returns home to Michigan State after a 20-year career at The Detroit News. Epps served as The News’ Presentation Editor for 10 years, where he supervised the page designers and graphic artists who created the paper’s news, sports and features pages, and its informational graphics. Epps engineered the 2009 redesign of The News, which coincided with dramatic changes to its distribution cycle and overall philosophy. Epps has won design awards from the Society of News Design, the Michigan Press Association, and the Michigan Society of Professional Journalists. Before becoming Presentation Editor, Epps served as News Design Director, and also a sports designer and front-page designer.

Epps was a member of an eight-person committee in 2012-13 that worked for a year to make The News more digitally centered. Many of that task force’s recommendations were enacted and are in place today, such as The News’ breaking news desk.

Epps led The News’ move into the eBook market in 2013. He has designed and edited three eBooks for The News, and a fourth will be published later in 2016. He has also designed several print books both for The News and as a freelance designer.

Epps previously worked at The Record, in Troy, New York, and The News-Herald, in Mentor, Ohio.

Epps is an experienced web designer, and is fluent in HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript and jQuery. He strives to bring his students a diverse learning experience of print, tablet and web design.

Epps, who lives in Farmington Hills, is married and has four sons.

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Fred Fico Ph.D.

Emeritus Faculty

Work Phone: (517) 355-4489

Professor Frederick Fico joined the faculty of the School in Journalism in 1982 following his doctoral program in mass media at Indiana University. His teaching interests cross the undergraduate, master

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Professor Frederick Fico joined the faculty of the School in Journalism in 1982 following his doctoral program in mass media at Indiana University. His teaching interests cross the undergraduate, master

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Stacey Fox

Transdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence

Stacey Fox is Transdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence in the School of Journalism in visual communication where she is affiliated with the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism.  She is also Senior Educational Design Technology Adviser and Lead Artist for the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum transmedia project as well as traveling as an artist ambassador representing the United States…Read More

Stacey Fox is Transdisciplinary Artist-in-Residence in the School of Journalism in visual communication where she is affiliated with the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism.  She is also Senior Educational Design Technology Adviser and Lead Artist for the Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum transmedia project as well as traveling as an artist ambassador representing the United States at the invitation of the U.S. Department of State through their Performing Arts initiative.  Fox is also a member of ASIFA-Hollywood.

Her creative and educational projects have been funded by American Composers Forum, Arts International, Doris Duke Charitable Trust, Fulbright-Hays, Gates Foundation, Kauffman Foundation, The Walt Disney Company, Knight Foundation, NYFA, NYSCA, National Endowment for the Arts-Challenge America, Kennedy Centers Partners in Education, Institution Museum Library Sciences (IMLS), Rockefeller Foundation, Target Foundation, Smithsonian Institution and the U.S. Department of State.

Her works have been created for and experienced in numerous venues including Belarus Philharmonic, National Museum of the American Indian, Omaha Nation Pow wow Celebration, Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, Second Life, Open Sim, St. Marks Church-NYC, Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum, American Dance Festival, Gifu Performing Arts Center-Japan, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Southwest Dance Festival, National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of Dance, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Tang Museum, Skopje Summer Festival – Macedonia, Olympolis Arts Festival Greece.

Her research focuses on representing cultures and the environment in new media, 3D interactive immersive simulations for tangential educational use on cultural and environmental (Earth and beyond) issues as well as for public awareness campaigns, journalistic storytelling through 2D and 3D animation, mobile Augmented Reality apps and the Transmedia approach to combining all of these for global dissemination and consumption across multiple platforms.  As a classically trained musician she also researches the impact indigenous rhythmic and vocal patterns/frequencies have on the creative and healing processes, sound and its impact on the environment of Earth and outer space as well as the impact of Qigong and Wudan Sword practices for energy distribution during live performances.

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Eric Freedman

Knight Center for Environmental Journalism Chair and Professor

Work Phone: (517) 355-4729 Work Fax: (517) 355-7710

Eric Freedman is Professor of Journalism and former Associate Dean of International Studies and Programs. During his 20-year newspaper career, he covered public affairs, environmental issues and legal affairs for newspapers in New York and Michigan, winning a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a legislative corruption scandal. He teaches environmental journalism and serves as Director…Read More

Eric Freedman is Professor of Journalism and former Associate Dean of International Studies and Programs. During his 20-year newspaper career, he covered public affairs, environmental issues and legal affairs for newspapers in New York and Michigan, winning a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a legislative corruption scandal. He teaches environmental journalism and serves as Director of the Knight Center for Environmental Journalism. He also teaches public affairs reporting, international journalism, feature writing and media law and serves as Director of the school’s Capital News Service, a professional-level internship program in which students cover state government for more than 25 newspapers and online news outlets across Michigan. Freedman earned his bachelor’s degree in government from Cornell University, his law degree from New York University and his master’s degree in resource development from MSU. Internationally, he has taught journalism as a Fulbright scholar in Lithuania and Uzbekistan, led workshops and seminars for professional journalists in Central Asia, and lectured to students in Singapore, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Japan and Kyrgyzstan.

He served for three years as an International Scholar in the Open Society Foundation’s Academic Fellowship Program, where he worked with faculty members in the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication at American University of Central Asia in Kyrgyzstan.

As a professional journalist and freelancer, Freedman has written for newspapers and magazines on such environmental issues as habitat protection, parks and public lands, toxic substances, extinction, ecotourism and government regulation. At MSU, he directed the Australia Media, Environment, Culture and Tourism study abroad program, the Reporting in the British Isles study abroad program, and a freshman seminar abroad on environment and media in Scotland.

His research interests include press systems and journalism practices in the former Soviet Union: international journalists’ professional standards and education; public affairs reporting; news coverage of human and political rights; and U.S. political history. Among his books are Environmental Crises in Central Asia: from Steppes to Seas, from Deserts to Glaciers; Presidents & Black America: A Documentary History; After the Czars & Commissars: Journalism in Authoritarian Post-Soviet Central Asia; and African Americans in Congress: A Documentary History.

He began his career as an aide to U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel of New York before becoming a reporter for the Knickerbocker News in Albany, N.Y., and then The Detroit News Lansing bureau. After teaching as an adjunct at the School of Journalism, he joined the faculty full-time in 1996. He continues to write for a variety of publications on environment, public affairs, legal issues and other topics.

Current Courseload:
JRN 420 Capital News Service
JRN 472 Environmental Reporting

Credentials:
B.A. in Government, Cornell University
M.S. in Resource Development, Michigan State University
J.D. in Law, New York University

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Joanne C. Gerstner

Sports Journalist in Residence

Joanne C. Gerstner is an award-winning multi-platform sports journalist with her work appearing in The New York Times, USA Today, ESPN.com, The Detroit News, The Cincinnati Enquirer, PGA Magazine and other outlets.

In 2015, she became the first sports journalist to be awarded one of five highly competitive Jacobs Foundation Fellowships for neuroscience. She…Read More

Joanne C. Gerstner is an award-winning multi-platform sports journalist with her work appearing in The New York Times, USA Today, ESPN.com, The Detroit News, The Cincinnati Enquirer, PGA Magazine and other outlets.

In 2015, she became the first sports journalist to be awarded one of five highly competitive Jacobs Foundation Fellowships for neuroscience. She studied under key researchers, professors and doctors at the University of Zurich to learn about social neuroscience and advances in neurology. She currently is working on a book on youth concussions and sports, aimed at coaches, athletes and parents, for a 2016 release by Oxford University Press.

During 2012-2013, Gerstner was awarded a prestigious Knight-Wallace Fellowship at the University of Michigan, focusing her studies on sports and concussions. She also was a featured panelist at South by Southwest Sports 2015 for the festival’s first discussion of brain health and athletes.

Gerstner has covered the biggest sporting events in the world in her career: the Olympics, women’s and men’s soccer World Cups, French and U.S. Open tennis championships, Ryder Cup, and numerous Stanley Cup, NBA, and NCAA playoffs and championships. She has been an NBA and Olympics beat writer as well as a main features/takeout writer.

She has taught classes and delivered guest lectures at Oakland University, Central Michigan University, University of Michigan, University of Detroit Mercy, Wayne State University, Northwestern University and Penn State University. She is a frequent commentator and expert on sports and women’s media issues for global outlets, such as CNN, BBC and NPR.

Gerstner is the past president and chair of the board for the Association for Women in Sports Media (AWSM). She is the inaugural 2014 AWSM Ann Miller Award recipient for her contribution to the organization and advancing women in sports media.

Gerstner is a graduate of Oakland University (B.A.) and the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University (MSJ). She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, playing tennis, gardening, painting, cooking and imagining she is in Maui during Michigan’s winters.

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Bob Gould

Broadcast Journalism In-Residence

Work Phone: (517) 353-6405

Bob is beginning his 7th year in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University where he teaches broadcast journalism and multimedia courses. Part of his teaching includes serving as executive producer of the multi-award-winning, “Focal Point,” a 30-minute student-produced newscast. In the past two years, Bob’s students have won nearly 60 awards for their…Read More

Bob is beginning his 7th year in the School of Journalism at Michigan State University where he teaches broadcast journalism and multimedia courses. Part of his teaching includes serving as executive producer of the multi-award-winning, “Focal Point,” a 30-minute student-produced newscast. In the past two years, Bob’s students have won nearly 60 awards for their work. Prior to teaching, Bob spent 17 years working in a TV newsroom shooting and editing stories for daily newscasts. He spent 14 of those years at WZZM-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan as staff photojournalist/chief photojournalist overseeing nearly a dozen photojournalists and editors. Bob is a life member of the National Press Photographers Association and held titles of president, vice president board member. He also served as the president of the Michigan TV News Photographers’ Association (MTNPA) for 6 years. Currently, he sits on the board of the Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation and was just recently elected to the board of the Michigan Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. And as important as his career is, Bob’s family is most important to him. He wouldn’t be able to get through his daily routine without the help of his wife Susan;15-year-old daughter, Ilene; and 10 year-old son, Isaac.

Roles & Responsibilities
Executive Producer: Focal Point student produced newscast Board Member: Michigan Association of Broadcasters Foundation Board Member: National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, Michigan Chapter. Contest Chair: Broadcast Education Association, News Division; Daily Newscast Category.

Awards, Honors and Recognitions
During his career, Bob has been honored with more than 40 awards for his work from the NPPA (National Press Photographers Association), MAB (Michigan Assoc. Broadcasters), and Michigan Associated Press, including, “Best Individual Photojournalism” in 1998 and 2006. He also has been honored with 7 regional EMMY nominations and 3 regional EMMY awards including a documentary produced in Malawi, Africa with MSU J-school colleague Sue Carter.

Courses
JRN 402 JRN 403 JRN 406 JRN 800

What are three things you want your students to know about you?
If you are interested in broadcasting, we have many opportunities for you to get involved. Focal Point is the student-produced, EMMY-award winning program that has launched many successful careers in the broadcasting industry. It’s produced in JRN 406, but we are always looking for volunteers to help get experience. We have also launched, “The Spartan Broadcasters,” a student club that is part social and part hands-on. It’s a great opportunity to get involved and learn a ton about broadcasting, whether it’s news, sports or entertainment.

Describe in one sentence what you hope your students learn from you, your scholarly work or teaching
Hard work pays off.

Describe yourself in five words or less.
Visual storyteller teaching students excellence.

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Darcy Greene

Associate Professor

Work Phone: (517) 353-7151

Darcy Drew Greene is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism. She has worked as a graphic designer and documentary photographer. She is interested in multimedia storytelling and the many ways in which information can be shared over the web.

She came to MSU in 1984 to teach photojournalism. Over time she has worked…Read More

Darcy Drew Greene is an Associate Professor in the School of Journalism. She has worked as a graphic designer and documentary photographer. She is interested in multimedia storytelling and the many ways in which information can be shared over the web.

She came to MSU in 1984 to teach photojournalism. Over time she has worked with faculty to expand the visual journalism curriculum to include print publication design, online web publishing, as well as print and interactive graphics.

In 2011 she received a HARP grant to do research in Brazil on the work of French photojournalist, Pierre Edouard Leopold Verger(1902-1996). Based on the research, she will travel to Benin, WestAfrica, to re-photograph the places, people and events found inVerger

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Joe Grimm

Editor in Residence

Work Phone: (517) 353-5425

"Do what you love, and love what you do."

Joe Grimm teaches MSU journalism students how to cover local communities by helping them run local news sites in and around East Lansing. This site, Entirely East Lansing, links to more. Grimm also teaches student how to edit for print and digital news outlets. In the…Read More

"Do what you love, and love what you do."

Joe Grimm teaches MSU journalism students how to cover local communities by helping them run local news sites in and around East Lansing. This site, Entirely East Lansing, links to more. Grimm also teaches student how to edit for print and digital news outlets. In the spring of 2012, one of his classes wrote and produced "The New Bullying," a website, paperback and ebook available for sale on Nooks, Kindles, iPads and phones. The students did it in 101 days.

In the 2013-2014 academic year, Grimm is part of a Communication Arts and Sciences team working with professionals at Saudi Aramco, satisfying his passion for working with global communities.

Grimm is campus advisor for the student chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists.

He is also co-director of The Living Textbook, an Asian American Journalists Association project in a Dearborn middle school, he writes a column for the Freedom Forum’s Diversity Institute, he hosts bi-weekly chats for the Poynter Institute and he has run workshops on professional branding for the American Press Institute.

Grimm teaches in the National High School Institute’s five-week journalism intensive at Northwestern University and he coached the high school journalism team that worked with the Time, Inc., project in Detroit in 2009-2010. He was also news editor for reznetnews.org, a national Native American news site.

Grimm was newsroom recruiter and staff development editor at the Detroit Free Press from 1990 until August 2008. During those years he also worked with corporate recruiting teams at Gannett and Knight Ridder. He has interviewed hundreds of people, reviewed thousands of job candidates on paper and recruited at hundreds of job fairs and college campus career days. In 1993, he established an annual jobs fair in Detroit.
In 1997, he launched the JobsPage, a journalism careers site and spun off a blog in 2003. In 2006, that blog became "Ask the Recruiter," a daily feature with the Poynter Institute’s Career Center. He has been a regular contributor to Editor & Publisher magazine, the Newspaper Association of America’s Fusion magazine and UNITY: Journalists of Color.

Grimm created "100 Questions and Answers About Arab Americans" in 2000. He posted that guide the day after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks and it became a timely and heavily trafficked publication. That guide is a partial inspiration for the J-School’s new series of guides to cultural competence.

Grimm joined the Free Press in 1983 and has been a copy editor, news editor, front-page designer, weekend editor and ombudsman. He began his newspaper career at The Oakland Press where he was a copy editor, wire editor, copy desk chief, page-one designer, regional editor and associate editor.

He started teaching college as an adjunct professor at Oakland University around 1980. Grimm has taught media editing, copyediting, reporting, editorial writing and photojournalism. He also is a member of the advisory board for the Great Lakes Books series at Wayne State University Press.

Grimm earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism and a teaching certificate from the University of Michigan.

Awards, Honors and Recognitions
AEJMC, honorable mention, Best Practices in Teaching With Tools and Technologies, 2013
Center for Service-Learning and Civic Engagement commendation, Michigan State University, 2012
Inducted into the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame, 2009
Robert G. McGruder Award for Diversity Leadership from APME, ASNE, Freedom Forum, 2007
Asian American Journalists Association Leadership in Diversity award, 2005
Wayne State University Journalism Institute for Minorities recognition, 2005
Michigan Interscholastic Press Association John V. Field Award, 2004
Center for Great Lakes Culture non-fiction book of the year; Read Michigan selection (predecessor to Michigan Notable Books) 2003
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism "Let’s Do it Better" recognition, 2002
Knight Ridder excellence award for diversity, 1997

Courses
Grimm teaches JRN 300, public affairs reporting; and JRN 405, editing for print and online, a course he developed at MSU. He also does outreach to communities and high schools.

In the spring of 2013, he launched a new course in which students create Cultural Competence guides. They are working on a guide about Asian Indians in the United States. In another new course, students are learning public relations skills of branding by creating their own professional brands.

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Karl Gude

Media Sandbox Director

Work Phone: (517) 432-2485

Karl Gude is the former Director of Information Graphics at Newsweek magazine and The Associated Press. Karl left Newsweek after a decade to spearhead the first information graphics program at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, and has been a faculty member since 2006. Karl also teaches a large, Media Sandbox class on creative thinking…Read More

Karl Gude is the former Director of Information Graphics at Newsweek magazine and The Associated Press. Karl left Newsweek after a decade to spearhead the first information graphics program at Michigan State University’s School of Journalism, and has been a faculty member since 2006. Karl also teaches a large, Media Sandbox class on creative thinking and problem solving.

Karl is a visual storyteller who has consulted with corporations, PR and news organizations, academic and scientific institutions and government agencies, including the CIA, to help them create understandable infographics. He is an avid sketch artist and painter and writes (or draws) a regular column for the Huffington Post.

From middle school kids to professionals, Karl enjoys finding ways to motivate and inspire people to get creative and to do great work. He values a multidisciplinary approach to solving creative challenges and feels his best work has often been collaborative. He believes a respectful and playful environment is best for engaging minds and generating new ideas and solutions.

Karl has presented at three TEDx talks, including Detroit, and has spoken twice at the South by Southwest (SXSW) technology conference on the “Power of Visual Storytelling." Karl recently gave a talk at the "Political Analytics Conference" at Harvard University and is just wrapping up a National Science Foundation grant where he collaborated with several universities on an evolutionary biology project. In 2013, Karl was recognized with the Faculty Impact Award.

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"I love this college and the people in it and, after teaching for ten years, I have learned a great deal about the needs and interests of students, faculty and alumni. The time feels right to see if I can help to expand the creative and collaborative experience both inside and outside the college and to find ways to empower students with even greater thinking and making skills, stronger creative abilities and more opportunities for networking with professionals in their chosen field.

I hope to find ways for faculty to have rewarding experiences working on projects of their own choosing beyond the classroom alongside gifted and motivated students. I will also explore new pathways to enable some of our amazing alumni to share their knowledge by mentoring students. In my playbook, all boats rise with the tide."

Roles & Responsibilities
Active and enthusiastic member of the Media Sandbox! The Sandbox offers our creative students special courses and a community with other creatives. Study abroad: Faculty member, Cheryl Pell, and I take about 20 students to Spain every year to study visual communication. Fun! Instructive! Life changing!

Awards, Honors and Recognitions
Winner of the CAS 2013 Faculty Impact Award for teaching.

Courses
JRN 338 Communicating with Graphics I CAS 110 The Creative Process

Special Projects
I am currently writing a book on visualizing information with infographics

Project Title & Source
AVAToL: Awarded a three-year, $280,000 National Science Foundation grant in 2012 to build the a public Tree of Life for education and outreach purposes. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2011/nsf11534/nsf11534.htm

What are three things you want your students to know about you?
I respect young people and really LIKE them! They energize me. It’s an honor to be able to teach them, and often they teach me.

Describe in one sentence what you hope your students learn from you, your scholarly work or teaching
I hope they learn that they are unique, that their voice needs to be heard, that success means viewing failure as part of the journey and it comes with passion, skills and hard work and that they will make it.

Describe yourself in five words or less.
Tall, loud, bad dresser, compulsive doodler, loyal.

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Julie Hagopian

Academic and Career Advisor

Work Phone: (517) 432-2634 Work Fax: (517) 355-346
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Amy Haimerl

Professor of Practice

Amy Haimerl is an award-winning reporter and editor who currently teaches journalism at Michigan State University.

Before coming to the campus in 2015, Amy was a Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she was studying issues of economic development and rural poverty. (And yes, she burned her #goblue sweatshirt when she adopted…Read More

Amy Haimerl is an award-winning reporter and editor who currently teaches journalism at Michigan State University.

Before coming to the campus in 2015, Amy was a Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan, where she was studying issues of economic development and rural poverty. (And yes, she burned her #goblue sweatshirt when she adopted #gogreen.)

Before her fellowship she worked at a variety of publications, including Fortune Small Business, CNNMoney, USAA Magazine, the Jackson Free Press, Westword and the Colorado Springs Business Journal. She specializes in newsroom management, digital strategy and investigative reporting. Her teams have won a number of journalism awards, including top honors from the James Beard Foundation, Livingston Awards, Society of Investigative Reporters and Editors, Society of Professional Journalists and more.

She recently published her first book, "Detroit Hustle: A memoir or love, live and home," about her experience moving to the Motor City and rehabbing a dilapidated historic home. She continues to actively report on issues of economic development and entrepreneurship for clients such as the New York Times, Fortune, Reuters and the Knight Foundation.

She lives in Detroit with her husband, Karl; two pitbulls, Maddie and Beaubien; and a stray cat, Jack, who is the boss of them all.

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